New director for Sparrows’ Americas operations

The Sparrows Group, a provider of oilfield engineering services, has appointed Steve Bertone as a director to monitor operations across the Americas.

Sparrows says that Bertone joins the company after 33 years with McDermott International. In his new role, he will oversee all of Sparrows Group’s operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean while being based in Houston.

Bertone said: “The Americas is a region that presents a wealth of exciting opportunities for a well-respected business like Sparrows Group. The company has been operating here for many years and the specialist knowledge and excellent reputation for quality and value will provide a good foundation for further growth.”

“I am joining a talented team in a region where demand is growing for our services. The Sparrows Group has a wealth of engineering capabilities and this expertise is increasingly being used to support clients to optimise their efficiency by improving the performance, reliability and safety of their critical equipment and people.”

In the US, Sparrows Group operates over five sites. The company has office, workshop and fabrication facilities in Houston and at Abbeville, Broussard, Houma and Slidell in Louisanna.

Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows Group CEO, said: “Steve’s experience of working in a variety of operational and leadership roles in the areas of offshore engineering, marine construction and project management made him an ideal fit for the Sparrows Group. His unique mix of technical, operational and financial skills means he brings with him extensive knowledge and expertise which will be invaluable in the growth of our US business”.

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